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Campus Visit

Illinois Wesleyan is more than a place. It is a welcoming and supportive community that prides itself on sparking the curiosity within our students. There's no better way to experience that than to schedule a visit.

Individual Visit (Individual Students and Families)

The very best way to experience Illinois Wesleyan is an individual visit, and we'd love to set one up for you! A typical visit to campus lasts approximately two hours and includes speaking with an admissions counselor and touring campus. At Illinois Wesleyan University, great emphasis is placed on individual attention. Our counselors personalize conversations with prospective students based on their unique interests and questions, much in the same way our faculty and staff actively engage with our current students. 

During the school year, seniors and transfer candidates may also sit in on classes* and meet with faculty, and student-athletes may meet with coaches.

Individual visit registration

You can also call the Admissions Office at 800-332-2498 to schedule your visit over the phone. 

Admitted Students Day (admitted students only)

If you've been admitted into IWU's incoming class of 2020, this day has been designed just for you. Join us to learn more about the significant ways IWU will not only make your college experience "breakthrough," but also set you up for success after college. The program includes breakout sessions focused on Post-Graduate Planning, Study Abroad, Research, Student Life, and more, plus the opportunity to tour campus, and hear from current students, faculty and alumni about the distinctive characteristics of Illinois Wesleyan.

Open House

Our friendly open houses are phenomenal opportunities to visit, discover the array of all that's possible here, and taste how Illinois Wesleyan can facilitate your reaching further, pushing past, and exceeding your goals. Tour campus. Interact with faculty. Ask questions of current students. Learn more about what it's really like to live, study, play, and "breakthrough" here at IWU.

Upcoming dates:

¡TU UNIVERSIDAD!

¡Tu Universidad! is designed to help Latinx students and their parents learn more about the University community, the admissions process and all financial aid resources. Participants will meet current students, faculty and staff. Preference will be given to seniors who have applied for admissions, but juniors are also welcome to attend. Travel Vouchers are available for out-of-state students. All sessions will be translated in Spanish.

¡Tú Universidad! Es un programa diseñado para ayudar a estudiantes Latinx y sus padres a aprender más acerca de la comunidad universitaria, el proceso de admisiones y todos los recursos de ayuda financiera. Todas las sesiones serán en español. Los participantes también se reunirán con estudiantes actuales y profesores. Se dará preferencia a los estudiantes del grado 12 que han entregado la solicitud de admisiones, pero estudiantes del grado 11 también son bienvenidos a asistir. (Se proveerá asistencia financiera a estudiantes fuera del estado). TODAS LAS SESIONES SERÁN EN ESPAÑOL

ADDITIONAL VISIT OPPORTUNITIES: 

Group Visit (Organizations Bringing Multiple Students)

We love sharing Illinois Wesleyan with groups of students. To ensure a positive experience for all, we ask that all small groups adhere to the following guidelines:

Although we will do our best, we may be unable to accommodate your group during peak visit times in October, March, or April.

If your group would like to eat lunch on campus in our cafeteria (for a discounted $7.00 per person), please be certain to note that as part of the group visit request form

A typical visit will consist of an information session (approximately 30 minutes) and a campus tour (approximately one hour).  To facilitate the scheduling of your tour, please provide as much detailed information as you can on this form so we can begin arranging your visit.

Group visit request form

Should you have any questions regarding a group tour to campus, please contact our visit coordinator at (309) 556-3031. 

Travel Vouchers 

Out-of-state students who have applied to IWU and meet a certain academic threshold may be eligible for up to $200 in reimbursements to help defray travel costs associated with a visit to campus. For more details, and to find out if you qualify, contact your admissions counselor!

Overnight Guests

Overnight visits at IWU are generally reserved for high school seniors. If you are a high school senior who has been admitted to Illinois Wesleyan, and would like to schedule an overnight visit, please reach out to your admissions counselor or call (309) 556-3031. 

Download Overnight Guest Form

Download Overnight Host Form